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[Photographs of a Burnt Boeing 720]

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[Photographs of a Burnt Boeing 720]

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A detailed report produced by United Airlines on a cabin fire in a Boeing 720 as it sat empty near boarding gate 45 at Philadelphia International Airport on August 7, 1969. The damage from the fire was extensive and its aftermath captured here in 43 professionally executed photographs bound in amongst some 75 pages of incident report, transcribed interviews, etc... (photo credit given to a presumed United photographer named Roy Tyler). The interior cabin of the plane had been remodeled recent to the accident and the determined cause of the fire appears to have been a faulty lavatory design which allowed paper towels and flammable debris to accumulate behind a wall, around a power outlet assembly. 

An internal airline document with sensational, original photographic content. Uncommon to find in the marketplace, possibly a unique production. 

[Aviation] : [Disaster] : [Photography]. PASSENGER CABIN FIRE - N7225U [Cover Title - Bound Incident Report]. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: United Air Lines, 1969. 4to. Blue thin card wraps around a metal Accopress-style binding assembly holding about 75 pages of text (typically mechanically reproduced documents with type to rectos only) and 43 black and white silver print photographs (each single weight bordered prints approximately 8" x 10"). Photographs hand-numbered in sequence, typically with descriptive text in same hand to print margins. Some mild to moderate handling wear to outer wraps, internally well preserved. About very good-plus.

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A detailed report produced by United Airlines on a cabin fire in a Boeing 720 as it sat empty near boarding gate 45 at Philadelphia International Airport on August 7, 1969. The damage from the fire was extensive and its aftermath captured here in 43 professionally executed photographs bound in amongst some 75 pages of incident report, transcribed interviews, etc... (photo credit given to a presumed United photographer named Roy Tyler). The interior cabin of the plane had been remodeled recent to the accident and the determined cause of the fire appears to have been a faulty lavatory design which allowed paper towels and flammable debris to accumulate behind a wall, around a power outlet assembly. 

An internal airline document with sensational, original photographic content. Uncommon to find in the marketplace, possibly a unique production. 

[Aviation] : [Disaster] : [Photography]. PASSENGER CABIN FIRE - N7225U [Cover Title - Bound Incident Report]. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: United Air Lines, 1969. 4to. Blue thin card wraps around a metal Accopress-style binding assembly holding about 75 pages of text (typically mechanically reproduced documents with type to rectos only) and 43 black and white silver print photographs (each single weight bordered prints approximately 8" x 10"). Photographs hand-numbered in sequence, typically with descriptive text in same hand to print margins. Some mild to moderate handling wear to outer wraps, internally well preserved. About very good-plus.